Well, the annual Neshoba County Fair is now history for this year and life to get back to normal for our little small part of the world.
You know the Neshoba County Fair is a big deal in our part of the world when we refer to it as “The Fair.”
I didn’t get a chance to attend the Fair this year because of my many various duties, both at home and school.
We’ve started football practice at Leake Academy and high school football will be upon us before we know it. I’m looking forward to the upcoming season and watching my child play his senior year.
As with a lot of area schools, teacher work days are also here upon us which means that summer as we know it is over. Gone are the days of sleeping late, vacations and swimming pools. Now, it’s back to the daily grind that is the school business.
For me, that’s a 5:15 a.m. wakeup call every day. Now just because I set my alarm for 5:15, I may or may not hit the snooze button a few times before my feet actually hit the floor.
I try to be in the car and on the road by 6:45 a.m.. That gives me time to stop and get a biscuit and an energy drink, if I so choose, and still make it to work by 7:30 a.m. in Madden. Then it’s off to grass cutting, elementary PE, pee wee football, junior high football and high school football.
Hopefully, I’ll be home by 6:30 p.m. most days unless it’s a game day.
During football season, I’ll spend a good portion of my day on Saturday talking to coaches and writing stories for the next week’s paper.
This school year will be quite different for Marshall and me with Amy not riding with us back and forth to school.
Once the season gets started, it generally goes by pretty quick. After a month of school, I’ll be wishing for cooler days and starting to count how many days it is until Thanksgiving break, which can’t come soon enough.
By that time, it will be basketball season, which is always a big deal at Leake Academy. I keep the books at home games there so that’s something else I get to do.
When we come back from Thanksgiving, it’s just a few weeks until exams and Christmas.
Once you get past Christmas, it’s on to junior high baseball for me and before you know it, it’s spring break.
I’ll return from spring break and play a little baseball. By the end of that, it’s almost time for school to be out and I’ll have one graduating this year. Don’t blink folks, it happens in a hurry.